Sunday , June 26 2022

Andrew Allemann

It’s time to comment about domain transfers

Provide feedback about how domain transfers should work. ICANN is asking for feedback about a Working Group’s Initial Report that includes recommendations to change how domain transfers work. The Initial Report (pdf) proposes a slew of changes to inter-registrar domain transfers. The biggest one is to remove the Form of …

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Mike Mann sues to overturn UDRP decision

DomainMarket asks court to intervene after questionable UDRP. Mike Mann’s company DomainMarket, LLC has filed a lawsuit (pdf) after losing a UDRP for the domain name segurosmundial.com. Compañía Mundial de Seguros S.A., a Colombian insurance company that uses the domain name segurosmundial.com.co, filed the UDRP in March. A decision (pdf) …

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Sedo adds six new payment methods

Domain marketplace adds a credit card popular with business users. Sedo now accepts American Express. Photo courtesy American Express. Domain name marketplace Sedo has added six new payment methods, and it’s notable because one of them resolves a common gripe I hear about the platform: not accepting American Express. American …

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Donuts rebrands to Identity Digital

Top level domain company Donuts changes its name and plans a significant marketing campaign. Don’t expect free donuts at the Donuts booth during the next domain conference: the domain name company announced today that it’s changing its name to Identity Digital. “This brand refresh is an exciting moment for our …

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20 end user domain name sales up to $600,000

A yachting company took the top spot on Sedo’s end users sales this week. Earlier this month, Eric Borgos announced he sold yachts.com for $600,000. Now we know who bought it, as you’ll see below. Sedo had some other nice sales that I can’t chart as end users yet. Auto.ae …

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How high will the bitcoin.xyz auction go?

Auction tops $10,000 with 11 days to go. .Xyz has become the de facto top level domain for web3 projects, and few words are as important to web3 as bitcoin. So an expired domain auction for bitcoin.xyz at Namecheap is worth watching. With nearly 11 days to go, the auction …

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Newfold’s $540k domain sales from last month

A .org domain led the charts. Newfold Digital’s domain marketplaces (NameJet and SnapNames) combined to sell 118 domains for $2,000 or more last month, totaling $541,000. The expired domain VIP.org led the way at $36,888. Here are some other notable sales: Portofino.com $35,333 – Portofino is an Italian village on …

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An interesting UDRP: victron.com

The majority of the panel applies an interesting interpretation to UDRP. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published (pdf) an interesting UDRP decision for victron.com. The majority of the panel found in favor of Complainant Victron Energy B.V., which filed the case against domain investor Sarvix, Inc. Sarvix undertook research …

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Intercap acquires .LLP from UNR

The registry already runs .inc. ICANN has published an assignment agreement for .llp, the latest of the domains that Frank Schilling’s UNR sold in an auction last year to transfer hands. Intercap Registry Inc. is the buyer. The domain is a fit for the company because it already owns the …

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Lego scoops up cybersquatted web3 domains

Man registered 14 domains including the famous Lego brand. Image courtesy Lego. Lego, the maker of the iconic connectable toy pieces, has won a case (pdf) against a cybersquatter who registered a bunch of web3-related domains with the famous brand in them. Most of the 14 names a connection to …

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.Help top level domain buyer revealed

Seychelles company scoops up .help. ICANN has published the assignment agreement for .help, one of the domains Frank Schilling’s UNR auctioned last year. Innovation Service Ltd, a Seychelles company, acquired the top level domain. I can’t find any information about the company online, but the assignment agreement (pdf) lists Heng …

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ICANN disputes FDA’s assertions about Whois

Domain system overseer disagrees with FDA rep’s complaints about Whois. ICANN CEO Göran Marby has sent a letter (pdf) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration disputing a presentation (pdf) one of its representatives made this month. Dan Burke, the U.S. FDA’s Chief of the Investigative Services Division, gave a …

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